Deserved Canberra Win For Malone & Scholes
Written By Kevin Pitstock Monday 9th February 2009
It is always great to see winning owners and trainers take out a final, especially when you know how much theyâ€™ve put into the racing game.
On Sunday night some small rewards came for the Fred Malone, Mark Scholes team when Facial pinged the lids to lead all the way in the Most Awesome Novice Final.
Heavily favoured in last weekâ€™s heats the White and Blue Dog by Big Daddy Cool x Miss Forrester just qualified and while drawing the middle boxes isnâ€™t everyoneâ€™s cup of tea it suited Facial more than last weeks red box.
With $1,200 plus a Most Awesome frozen straw the successful heat and final series, went to welcoming recipients, for the smart 30.60 run.
Lorraine Royâ€™s kennel was the only one to pick up multiple wins for the night with Bradmanâ€™s Willow cracking its maiden over first starter for Darren Lang Anything Idle and Sweet Rayah.
Heavily favoured Itâ€™s A Chance racked up itâ€™s fourth win from five starts at Canberra in best of the night 25.52, kennel mate Clancyâ€™s flow giving the Royâ€™s the quinella.
Rex Cook and Darren Croser traveled to Canberra with just the one starter each and both we successful in taking out their races with Psycho Sam and Miss Hyperactive respectively.
Princess Snowy made the successful step up to 440 metres claiming race two of the program, in 25.67 over Terryâ€™s Elite and Markus Park, $2.40 the best odds available through the TAB.
A delighted Amanda Ginn secured her first winner at Canberra for 2009 when first starter Emannette claimed race three, having to work hard at the first turn and take the lead from Janokaâ€™s Puzzle in the home straight, a healthy $8.30 dividend was awaiting with ACTTAB for the victory over the shorts.
Rod McDonaldâ€™s top class sprinters made it another quinella for the second week running, Dana Tee again proving triumphant over kennelmate Dana Jack in best of the night 17.79, Lightninâ€™ Jasso rounding out the placings.
Top Octane for Peter Heslop of Bungendore secured its place in next weeks Canberra Mower Services Final taking out heat two, head of odds on favorite Highland Sac and last start winner Fast and Pure.
The final event and heat going to Michael Leanâ€™s Shonkyâ€™s Girl, the fastest heat qualifier in 18.12 sprung the lids with Bradâ€™s Rocket and kicked away at the final turn to make itâ€™s way through to this weeks final.
Another Non Sky meeting this week before returning to SKY for the last meeting of February, where we will also round out the Give Me Five best performed bitch of February competition. Licence to Dance for Denice Warren the current leader.